Tagged with gut health

Rootin-tootin Fermented Radishes

Our favorite veggie ferment used to be sauerkraut.  THEN then THEN we discovered fermented radishes.  Everything changed. They are easy to chew.  Sour.  They have a subtle spice to them.  Well.  And, they are pink. My three year old LOVES them. The only thing is…they smell like baby diapers.  I know.  Strange. This ferment smells … Continue reading

Deforestation, Gut Health, & Microbes

What does deforestation have to do with human health? Here’s what I think. When I went through psychosis back in 2001, I met brick walls when trying to get help from doctors. I was terrified for my life, severely depressed, having heart palpitations, losing sleep, experiencing dizzy spells and tingling in my eyelids and lips, … Continue reading

The Honored Middle and Gut Health

Some thoughts on gut health ~ Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) say that gut health actually provides the necessary ingredients to protect the heart (where spirit or “shen” resides). In Japan, the large intestine is referred to as both the “honored middle” (onaka) and “center of the spiritual and physical strength” (hara).  The soul … Continue reading